Women and socialism: A conversation with Sharon Smith

Earlier this month rs21 hosted a conversation with American socialist Sharon Smith, author of Women and Socialism: Class, Race and Capital. Listen to audio recording here: https://youtu.be/k9GeuBJOmAM

Constructing Lads mags – Playboy to Nuts

Estelle Cooch looks at the demise of Nuts and asks what the competition of original porn mags Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler, can tell us about lads mags today. A decade on from its launch, the...
Book cover, I never called it rape

Acquaintance rape: reassessing a classic study

Robin Warshaw's book "I Never Called It Rape" was first published in 1988. Shanice Octavia McBean reconsiders it now as a contribution to the discussion emerging from the last few years' rise in anti-rape activism. "I Never...

And so the radical vagina was most patriarchal of them all

Annie Teriba has had enough of a style of identity-politicking that delivers nothing for most women, but beats the war drum against Jeremy Corbyn, This summer, the trajectory of the Jeremy Corbyn surge has been mirrored by the...

Review – Sex and the Weimar Republic

Colin Wilson reviews Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis by Laurie Marhoefer. This book offers a glimpse of a different kind of LGBT politics. Today we've made advances, but...

Neither Westminster nor Stormont

This week, buoyed by the #NowForNI campaign, Labour MPs have made multiple attempts to extend reproductive rights to the North of Ireland. On Tuesday 23 October, Diana Johnson’s largely symbolic ten-minute rule bill to...

Rennard and the culture of sexism

Estelle Cooch writes on the Rennard scandal and its lessons The Liberal Democrat party inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Christopher Rennard – and how it ended – have been headline news for...

ISIS, sexual violence and killing gay men

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale look at the evidence for widespread rape and homophobic attacks in Syria and Iraq. This post was originally published on their Sexism Class Violence website. There are now many press...

Leslie Feinberg: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist”

The 15th November 2014 saw the death of Leslie Feinberg. Hir partner wrote in hir obituary that zie was an 'anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist'. Lois JC tracks hir life,...
Women protest in the 1960s

Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

This documentary aims to celebrate the women's movement of the 60s and 70s. But, argues Kate Bradley, it does little to offer inspiration to feminists today. "She's Beautiful When She's Angry resurrects the buried history...